Chemical/Biological Defense Scientist - Clearance Required
Logistics Management Institute
 Fort Belvoir, VA


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.

The successful candidate may serve as an action officer and advisor for a science and technology portfolio of projects to counter chemical and biological threats and provide subject matter expertise (SME) support to, acquisition and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution processes with emphasis on chemical and biological threats.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Leverage scientific and technological expertise to review proposals, technical reports, experimental or theoretical techniques, scientific studies and statements of work to ensure technical validity and evaluate current and emerging chemical and biological defense technologies;
  • Review and provide guidance to Science and Technology Managers (STMs) as to data packages provided by contracted organizations;
  • Provide advice on courses of action and assist with preparation of reports and briefings to senior government officials;
  • Produce technical evaluations of proposals submitted by academic, military, and industry laboratories;
  • Evaluate all project aspects, including design, development, execution, and implementation of chemical and biological research and development;
  • Participate in coordinating interdepartmental activities and research efforts;
  • Maintain current understanding of the rapidly evolving scientific advancements relevant to the Team's portfolio of projects;
  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and serve as technical point of contact;
  • Understanding capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders in the CB defense community;
  • Create briefings and products for both technical and senior leader audiences;
  • Advise the program team on risk assessment and risk management, technology portfolio and pipeline management, business and contracting strategies, technology transfers, and intellectual property management;
  • Draft technology transition agreements (TTAs) between the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) and Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO).



  • DoD Secret level clearance;
  • Four year degree in a scientific discipline in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology or other equivalent scientific field
  • 5 years of relevant (Technical and Scientific as applicable) experience;
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated chemical and biological research and development experience;
  • Knowledge of traditional and emerging chemical and biological warfare agents;
  • High-level proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; ability to quickly learn to use new IT systems and software.


  • Successful completion of a full course of study from an accredited college or university leading to either a master's degree or PhD in a Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology or other equivalent scientific field;
  • 5 years' experience in chemical and biological defense as part of a DoD research and development enterprise:
  • Experience with the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) and DoD acquisition policies;
  • Familiarity with FDA approval/licensure requirements and processes;
  • Familiarity with FDA guidance on the Animal Rule and its application to medical countermeasure development;
  • Experience in advanced development (Product Development, Manufacturing, Clinical);
  • Familiarity with scientific program development, planning, programming and reporting

EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.